Random Arts in Saluda, NC
My art supplies are still in storage ;(
However, I’ve been able to take a couple of workshops close to home that didn’t require all my supplies and have found an awesome network of artists and crafters.
**I discovered just how close Random Arts, Saluda, NC http://www.randomartsnow.com is to me – ONLY 20 minutes! I’ve looked at their workshop schedule many times over the years and couldn’t make it. Jane packs a lot of art supplies, found objects and friendliness into one place. If you haven’t been – give yourself a treat and visit. She brings in top notch artists for workshops.
Now that I’m so close I’ve joined their twice monthly ZenDoodle (free) get togethers. It’s been a long time since I did any intentional doodling. Luckily I kept my colored pencils, markers and pens with me and didn’t send them to storage.
At the last get together Jane showed us how to pull together a Gouache resist project…using water color paper, sharpie, water color paint, white gouache and black ink. Here is a link to a short video Jane put together in January showing the Gouache resist technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ytnqGl1R94&list=UUmFf-x1yorLaLo78n-rgqfw
|My first Gouache Resist attempt – 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Words and/or embellishments need to be added.
|Practice doodling – ea section is 2 1/5″ x 3 1/2″|
I’ve also taken a one day workshop at Random Arts – “Texturize This” given by Jodi Ohl http://sweetrepeats.blogspot.com. We used Silks paints (they are so beautifully pigmented) – stencils, acrylics, etc., – the secret tool, a heat gun – the secret supply, Golden’s self leavening gel. OMG! There will be so many opportunities to use this technique in my mixed media work. A fantastic workshop with an amazing and generous artist. I missed the September issue of Craft, Paper and Scizzors magazine featuring Jodi’s work and this technique – I’ll have to order it online.
|6 x 6 – used stamps and stencils|
|6 x 6 – used stamps and metal #5|
|6 x 6 – stencils, stamp, rhinestones|
**Art Mob Studios and Marketplace is located in downtown Hendersonville (5 minutes from my house) it contains local artists studios, galleries and offers workshops. I’ve been able to take a 4 week Calligraphy workshop from Catherine Langsdorf http://longvillagelettering.blogspot.com. She’s a very good teacher. I plan to take advantage of more workshops that don’t require my full arsenal of supplies.